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NABBA HQ P.O. Box 1186 Brierley Hill West Midlands DY5 2GL
Telephone: (44) 01384 898578
EMail: val@nabba.co.uk  website: www.nabba.co.uk

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NABBA North West Area Rep Vacancy
Please send your Resume to NABBA HQ val@nabba.co.uk a.s.a.p. so that the NABBA Committee can commence Interviews immediately after the Christmas Season - early January 2024

 
NEW FOR remainder of 2023 and will continue in 2024
Important updates for competitors that was decided at the NABBA Committee Meeting held on Friday 2nd June the Eve of - the Britain Finals 2023
As NABBA strives to give its athletes broader competitive opportunities, and increase the dynamic range to events, the committee has decided to make changes to our events moving forward.These improvements ensure we keep inline with our progressive outlook moving forward. They provide you the athlete with a range of opportunities and will have a positive impact on our sport.
 
These changes are as follows:
NABBA MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOW £50
(12 months from date of purchase)
NABBA COMPETITION ENTRY FEES ARE NOW £50 per Class (Max 2 classes )
THE ABOVE  PRICE CHANGES APPLY
as of 25th Sept 2023
1. NABBA Areas shows will now be "Open Championships". This means you can enter any area show regardless of your home address, this also allows you access to multiple qualifiers to the NABBA Britain Finals.

2. You now have the option of entering up to two categories maximum per show (*regional qualifiers only). Entry fees will be £50 per category entered. You must state your selected categories on the entry form prior to the show, these strictly cannot be changed. The first category will only apply for your qualification to the NABBA Britain Finals.

3. Expense Prizes will be given to the category winners and/or “Overall” Mr & Miss Champions for each Open Championships qualifier at the discretion of the promoter during the awards and presentation.

4. Annual NABBA Memberships will be £50 from 25th September (after NABBA England)

5. Entry fees for athletes representing UK/GB to the NABBA Universe 2023 will be £50.

 

ADDITIONAL ADD IN'S

The NABBA Committee also agreed that any Competitor who has obtained a Pro card from any Federation other than IFBB, can enter a NABBA Amateur contest, with the Overall Winners becoming NABBA Elite Athletes.  If anyone is an IFBB Pro they have to have a clear 12 months since stepping on stage as a Pro Competitor
 

UPDATED NABBA UNIVERSE 2023 CATEGORIES,

NABBA UK 2023 & NABBA AREA SHOWS 2024

CATEGORY FURTHER INFORMATION

Miss Bikini (Open) 

Miss Bikini (Over 35)

Sport Physique (Open)

Sport Physique (Over 45) 

Classic Bodybuilding (2 heights at International level)

    (This class can be split at International levels into 2 heights

     with weight ratio: Up to and Incl 1.72  &  Over 1.72)

     Formula: Height in Cms minus 100 + 6 equals max kgs of each competitor

                 Formula Example:  174 cm athlete would be worked out as follows:

                    174 cm – 100 +6  = 80 therefore max weight-in weight = 80 kgs

Masters Over 45

Masters Over 55

Teenager (New category)

Must be 18 yrs old or under on 1st January in year of the content

Juniors

Must be 22 yrs old or under on 1st Jan in year of the contest

                 HEIGHTS FOR NABBA  3 MR Categories are:

 Mr 3   Up to and including (1.72 m)

                     Mr 2  Over (1.72M) up to and including (1.79M)

                                         Mr 1    Over (1.79)

Miss Toned Figure

Miss Athletic Figure

Miss Trained Figure

OVERALL CHAMPIONS OF THE DAY - FINALE

All class winners will be entered into the Overall NABBA Mr & Miss UNIVERSE Elite athlete class to distinguish the Overall Mr & Miss NABBA Universe, the overall winners will be awarded an Expense Prize.

The value of this prize will be decided at the International Congress Meeting on the eve of the NABBA Universe scheduled for Friday 27th October 2023) The Great Victoria Hotel Bradford 7.30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE:  THE TEMPORARY WITHDRAWAL OF THE NABBA PRO UNIVERSE COMPETITION FOR 2023 HAS BEEN DUE TO THE UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC CREATED. WE ARE NOT ALONE IN FEDERATIONS STRUGGLING TO RETURN TO PRE 2019 STANDARDS.  THE QUALITY OF OUR COMPETITORS THROUGHOUT HAS SUFFERED, ESPECIALLY THE PROFESSIONALS.  BECAUSE OF THIS THE NABBA UK COMMITTEE DECIDED TO MAKE TEMPORARY CHANGES TO FIRST TRY AND ATTAIN OUR HISTORIC PRESTIGIOUS AMATEUR STATUS.  HOPEFULLY OUR COMMITTEE’S TEMPORARY DECISION FOR 2023 WILL ASSIST IN MAINTAINING OUR PROMINENT POSITION WITHIN PHYSICAL CULTURE COMPETITIONS

issued to all Overseas NABBA International Officials  via NABBA HQ UK Updated August 2023  ©



We look forward to seeing you on the most prestigious stage there is!  See you there!


PLEASE GO TO NABBA RULES SECTION TO SEE ALL THE NEW REFURBISHED AMENDMENTS THAT THE NABBA COMMITTEE HAVE PUT INTO PLACE AS OF NABBA UNIVERSE AND NABBA UK 2023 AND THEN FOR NABBA AREA COMPETITIONS DURING 2024
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Introduction

NABBA is the first and the original competitive bodybuilding association. Formed in 1948. 

 

In 1950, NABBA ran it's first Mr Universe competition, being won by Steve Reeves, who went on to make over 30 Hercules movies. High profile bodybuilders who have won the prestigious title of Mr Universe title include Reg Park, Bill Pearl and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

NABBA International was formed in 1984 and became host to the European & World Championships. This branch of NABBA is now supported by more than fifty countries worldwide.

 

In the UK, there are 10 elected representatives covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and they are members of the NABBA council.

 

Each area holds a qualifying event, which leads to the annual NABBA Britain Finals. This in turn becomes a qualifier for the European and Universe Championships.

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